Chicken Situation Report, January-March 2019
The total volume of chicken production in January to March 2019 was 459.06 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was 4.3 percent higher compared with the previous year’s level of 439.96 thousand metric tons, liveweight. (Table 1)
Twelve regions registered increases in production, ranging from 1.7 percent to 24.4 percent relative to their levels in 2018. Davao Region’s production increased by 24.4 percent, from 15.62 thousand metric tons, liveweight in January to March 2018 to 19.43 thousand metric tons, liveweight in 2019.
Among the regions, Central Luzon was the top producer of chicken at 166.54 thousand metric tons, liveweight, accounting for 36.3 percent of the total production. This was followed by CALABARZON with 16.8 percent share and Northern Mindanao with 9.1 percent share. More than half or 62.2 percent of the total chicken produced in the country were from these regions.